On Tuesday, April 23rd, Charles Atlas will partake in an intimate conversation with celebrated curator Barbara London to discuss four of the artist’s works that reflect distinct but related approaches to a productive video practice of more than four decades. Produced between 1975 and 2015, the featured work will include single-channel video, an installation based on a reworking of the artist’s earlier project of 1971, a made for television documentary about the downtown New York music scene, and a recent immersive installation.
For four decades, London paved the way for media artists at MoMA, founding the museum’s video and media art collection and curating its first ever show on sound art. Phaidon will release her book, Video/Art, the First Fifty Years, in January 2020. Atlas is widely known for his prolific work spanning across mediums and collaborative practice, and was central to the development of media-dance, a genre in which original performance work is created for the camera.